Digest – Blogs: Tomato truths, legislation lies, and the murky waters of sustainable shrimp
The price of tomatoes: Tom Philpott follows up on his trip to Immokalee, Florida with the second of a two-part post, examining how tomato pickers survive on $50 a day. The answer? With much difficulty. (Grist)
That's the internet for you: There's been quite a bit of webby rabble-rousing over Representative Rosa DeLauro's food safety bill, but much of it is misinformation to the extreme. Why it pays to read the bill (and learn about other, legitimately scary pieces of food safety legislation in the hopper) before taking action. (Grist)
Digging into Dingell: Meanwhile, Jill Richardson takes a look at HR 759, introduced by Rep. Dingell, as rumor has it that it's the food safety bill most likely to pass. It has its good points, but on the whole it is more flawed than the bill by Rep. DeLauro that has the internet in a panic. (La Vida Locavore)
We'll toast to that: The indefatigable Eddie Gehman Kohan raises a glass of "Baroque Obama" to the Pres following his weekly address, which targeted our broken food safety system and promised big changes. In the meantime, we hear alcohol kills bacteria. Recipe included. (Obama Foodorama)
Nobody's perfect: Q&A with Michael Pollan on our broken food safety system - and why he ate imported blueberries for breakfast. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
The shrimp sustainability spectrum: Chef Aaron French dives into the sustainable shrimp debate with a review of available shrimp choices and concludes that there's no silver (or pink, as it were) bullet. (Civil Eats)
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